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On Her Shoulders: RADICAL VOICES—THEN AND NOW
April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
JOIN US ON APRIL 3, 2017
FOR RADICAL VOICES—THEN AND NOW
with Special Guest Susan Croft, director of the Unfinished Histories Project, chronicling UK’s radical fringe theatre movement beginning in the late 1960’s. Learn about three female-focused companies through Croft’s presentation and readings of excerpts from their plays. Stay for a Roundtable Discussion on the possibilities for a radical theatre agenda in these turbulent times, and network with like-minded colleagues at a closing reception. 4:00-7:00pm Kellen Auditorium, the New School.
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Dr Susan Croft is Director of Unfinished Histories, the oral and archival history project on Alternative Theatre in Britain in the 1960s -80s, which she founded in 2006 with Jessica Higgs. She is Clive Barker Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. After working with Omaha Magic Theatre and then as dramaturg, director and workshop leader in the alternative theatre scene, in 1986 she founded New Playwrights Trust, an organization developing the work of new writers. She went on to teach Creative Arts/ Performance at Nottingham Trent and Manchester Metropolitan Universities before becoming Senior Curator (Contemporary Performance) at the V&A Theatre Museum. There her major exhibitions included Let Paul Robeson Sing! and Architects of Fantasy, she pioneered initiatives on audio-video documentation of performance, diversity and inclusion and edited Black and Asian Performance at the Theatre Museum: a Users’ Guide. As Director of Unfinished Histories she has conducted numerous oral history interviews with individuals active in the movement. In 2013-14 she curated the exhibition and publication Re-Staging Revolutions: Alternative Theatre in Lambeth and Camden 1968-88. She has written extensively on women playwrights, including …She Also Wrote Plays: an International Guide to Women Playwrights (2001), the anthologies Classic Plays by Women, Votes for Women and Other Plays and Thousands of Noras: Short Plays by Women 1875-1920 (with Sherry Engle) on activist, suffrage and New Women drama and co-wrote How the Vote Was Won: Art, Theatre and Women’s Suffrage. She is currently working on books on Unfinished Histories; the influential community arts project Inter-Action; and an update of She Also Wrote Plays.